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Origin of disclaimer
Words nearby disclaimer
What does disclaimer mean?
A disclaimer is a statement or document intended to limit the responsibility or legal liability of a company, organization, or person.
Disclaimers typically claim that the party issuing the disclaimer is NOT responsible for certain risks or is NOT affiliated with certain other parties—they make as many statements as they can to deny responsibility.
Example: The disclaimer at the bottom of the page says that this information should be used for entertainment purposes only.
Where does disclaimer come from?
The first records of disclaimer come from the 1400s. It’s borrowed directly from the Anglo-French word disclaimer. Disclaimer is the noun form of the verb disclaim, which in its most general sense means “to disavow” or “to disown.” It uses the prefix dis- to indicate a reversal or negation.
Instead of making positive claims, a disclaimer typically does the opposite: it uses legal language to avoid any association or position that may put the issuing party at risk of being sued. Disclaimers are used to specify or limit the obligations that could be enforced in a legally recognized relationship, such as between a company and its customers or a website and its users. Disclaimers often make use of lengthy passages of legal jargon (sometimes called fine print), with wording like at your own risk and provided “as is” and not liable for any damages.
Disclaimers aren’t always so wrapped up in legalese. “Swim at your own risk” and “Beware of dog” are both common disclaimers. Of course, having a disclaimer doesn’t mean a company or other organization will never be responsible for any injuries or damages. But they’re at least intended to make you think that.
In a general sense, a disclaimer can be any statement intended to disavow something or avoid responsibility for something.
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What are some other forms related to disclaimer?
- disclaim (verb)
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What are some words that often get used in discussing disclaimer?
How is disclaimer used in real life?
Disclaimer is most commonly used in a legal context. Disclaimers are often found in contracts and at the bottom of web pages.
Disclaimer.* I own the rights to any content posted from this account. All pictures are mine. All tweets are mine. Also, people are weird..
— Jeff or Jèfè (@jefforjefe) February 17, 2020
One of the reasons I don't use my Company's email for sending Internet mail is that I find the corporate disclaimer embarrasing.
— 𝓟𝓮𝓽𝓮 𝓙𝓸𝓱𝓷𝓼 🏡 (@johnsyweb) February 24, 2009
✏ english isn't my first language so if I make any gramatical errors, i'm sorry.
✏ don't mind the date, time, likes and retweets.
— 𝕛𝕦𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕚 𝕒𝕦 📌 (@forjungri) April 7, 2020
Try using disclaimer!
Which of the following things is a disclaimer intended to avoid?
D. all of the above
Example sentences from the Web for disclaimer
Even the CFTC is reluctant to embrace the report it commissioned—publishing it with a disclaimer that the report does “not necessarily reflect” the views of the CFTC nor the federal government.Climate change threatens “unprecedented disruption” to the U.S. financial system|eamonbarrett|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Rosenberg says an easy solution would be to exempt election administrators’ ads from the temporary ban — or to stop counting their ads as political and forcing them to include “Paid for by” disclaimers like ads from campaigns.Facebook’s Political Ad Ban Also Threatens Ability to Spread Accurate Information on How to Vote|by Jeremy B. Merrill for ProPublica|September 4, 2020|ProPublica
It also required that ads print a disclaimer if they digitally altered the models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The editor then removed the disclaimer and printed the letter instead.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician|Rich Goldstein|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She then laughs and voices the disclaimer, “Well, not really old, but older.”The Walking Dead’s Killer Diva Emily Kinney on Daryl and ‘Expired Love’|Melissa Leon|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not one of them deemed safe for human consumption, a disclaimer that is often printed on the packaging to this day.
Disclaimer issued, let me start by asking a question: what, exactly, does this alt-ac vision entail?
The earnest, half-injured look with which she uttered this disclaimer, did its appointed work.The Golden Slipper|Anna Katharine Green
Without in strict language disclaiming the authorship, he intended that the reader should understand it as a disclaimer.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1|Alexander Pope
Sewell made no disclaimer, but he looked at her with a curious intensity.Delilah of the Snows|Harold Bindloss
“Now I want to show you the room,” she hurried on, closing his disclaimer.The Little Lady of the Big House|Jack London
Moolraj declared that he had no knowledge of the transaction, but no one believed his disclaimer.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan